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Topic # 223847 20-Oct-2017 08:19
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I am not sure how many here use Linux. Ubuntu 17.10 is out and at first impressions it looks very good. I will be downloading and giving it a spin today. Gone is Unity  and X has the back seat to Wayland. Canonical have added quite a few of their own touches like a custom dock for example.





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  Reply # 1886800 20-Oct-2017 10:17

Thanks, I might download an iso & give it a try as a live dvd/flash drive.


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  Reply # 1886807 20-Oct-2017 10:30
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amiga500:

 

Thanks, I might download an iso & give it a try as a live dvd/flash drive.

 

 

Same :)

 

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  Reply # 1886841 20-Oct-2017 11:39
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This will be the year of Linux on the desktop.




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  Reply # 1886848 20-Oct-2017 11:55
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I had a quick play with it on my iMac using a live USB. It looks good. Their interpretation of Gnome is good. Everything connected and worked and it was very responsive which given it was a live disk that is quite impressive.





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  Reply # 1886852 20-Oct-2017 12:06
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This will be the year of Linux on the desktop.

 

 

Wasn't that last year? ;)

 

I like Linux for servers, and I use Linux desktop for development because it's stable, but think about your grandmother using it...





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muppet:

 

This will be the year of Linux on the desktop.

 

 

Wasn't that last year? ;)

 

I like Linux for servers, and I use Linux desktop for development because it's stable, but think about your grandmother using it...

 

 

The modern Linux Distros are very user friendly especially Ubuntu and Mint. They are certainly no harder than MacOS and Windows to learn to use.





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  Reply # 1886865 20-Oct-2017 12:34
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timmmay:

 

I like Linux for servers, and I use Linux desktop for development because it's stable, but think about your grandmother using it...

 

 

The modern Linux Distros are very user friendly especially Ubuntu and Mint. They are certainly no harder than MacOS and Windows to learn to use.

 

 

Agreed. I've been running Ubuntu on my home computer for several years. My granddaughter uses it, as does my wife (i.e. a grandmother).

 

 


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  Reply # 1887199 21-Oct-2017 06:40
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Installed it yesterday. First impressions, little has changed but there are some additional customizing on offer. Still think Mint (when updated) still has the edge.


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  Reply # 1887238 21-Oct-2017 09:24
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I use ubuntu as main OS on job, however only LTS and only couple or even more months after release (when it's dusted a bit). New versions mostly to try out changes and see what's new out there :)


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Installed as my main OS on my desktop PC. Now finally not running Windows anywhere on my network. Impressed with how polished this is.







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I have installed ubuntu 17.10 on a hybrid laptop. All is working great except one small problem I have not been able to fix. When in tablet mode the onscreen keyboard will not automatically launch when I click data enter field or a Libre Office document etc. I always have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Any ideas how to fix this?





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I upgraded from 17.04 to 17.10 on my laptop today and it's been working brilliantly. I usually use i3wm, but occasionally use a full desktop environment. I've used GNOME 3 quite a lot before and I love seeing it as the default offering in 17.10. The out-of-the-box experience is so much better now!

 

I'll be curious to see how Wayland behaves going forward. I used it in Arch many moons ago and ran into some oddball issues with various applications. Hoping some of those kinks have been ironed out now. 






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  Reply # 1920726 17-Dec-2017 08:55
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I was also impressed with Ubuntu 17.10, worked brilliantly. Even though I have gone back to my favourite operating system which is Zorin I do recommend anyone giving 17.10 a try


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I've just upgraded to 17.10 -- the main irritant is that there doesn't seem to be any way to add shortcuts on my desktop. And the dock only allows some applications to be added. In particular, I have a couple of apps distributed as .AppImage files (e.g. Slic3r-1.3.0-dev-54205b7-x86_64.AppImage). AFAICT, without resorting to command line (e.g. ln -S -T ~/Downloads/Slic3r-1.3.0-dev-54205b7-x86_64.AppImage slicer)
there's no way to make those conveniently accessible via a single click. :(

 

 


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